When I arrived home tonight, I was super excited to see a parcel on my doorstep (normally delivery people leave me a pick up slip to call them to arrange delivery). I was doing a happy dance for TO DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by CAT ADAMS.
But once I opened the box, I was completely disheartened. The book inside is completely destroyed. It looks as if it was caught up in a machine and mangled. It hurt my heart to see a book like this. It looks like my parcel was damaged, then they re-boxed it and taped the shipping label to it.
Also, funny enough - there is a National Geographic magazine from December 2012 inside the box addressed to someone else and from a different country. I guess they didn't get their mail at all.
What makes the story even more interesting is that the publisher emailed me to ask if I received this book (an unsolicited book, but the next in a series for a book I reviewed for them) and I advised them I hadn't. Then we determined that it must have gone to my old address as I have moved in the last year (my mail was being redirected, but not anymore). So she happily shipped me another copy to my new address and this was how it arrived. I emailed her to let her know the status of the shipment and will be calling the delivery company about the situation.
Ever have this happen? What is the worst condition you've ever received a book?